AJ Impact

Oil prices fall as analysts see more carnage on the horizon

Brent settled at $20 while WTI plunged almost 23 percent to settle at $13 as analysts warn of drawn-out market saga.

Oil prices fall as analysts see more carnage on the horizon

AJ Impact

IMF wants Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies

MENA oil exporters may see a 4.2 percent real GDP contraction in 2020, says the International Monetary Fund.

IMF wants Mideast sovereign wealth funds to boost local economies

AJ Impact

Oil rallies on hopes of more OPEC cuts amid flaring Gulf tensions

Price of oil spiked despite growing evidence that no amount of output cuts will offset demand destroyed by coronavirus.

Oil rallies on hopes of more OPEC cuts amid flaring Gulf tensions

Coronavirus pandemic

UAE imposes curfew for deep cleaning as coronavirus cases rise

Infections in the Gulf region passed 2,600 on Thursday, as Saudi Arabia's cases passed 1,000.

UAE imposes curfew for deep cleaning as coronavirus cases rise

Middle East

Prayers restricted across Middle East amid coronavirus fears

Religious authorities limit, cancel weekly prayer gatherings in states across region as COVID-19 cases persist.

Prayers restricted across Middle East amid coronavirus fears

Coronavirus pandemic

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

Gulf states take new steps in an attempt to curb coronavirus as Bahrain blames Iran for covering up spread of disease.

Bahrain accuses Iran of 'biological aggression' over COVID-2019

Coronavirus pandemic

Kuwait shuts down for two weeks over coronavirus fears

All flights cancelled, employees to stay home, and no public gatherings as ordered by the Kuwaiti government.

Kuwait shuts down for two weeks over coronavirus fears

AJ Impact

Coronavirus in the Gulf: Dubai's tourism at greatest risk?

The virus is casting a shadow on Expo 2020 Dubai, whose goal is to attract 11 million foreign visitors.

Coronavirus in the Gulf: Dubai's tourism at greatest risk?

AJ Impact

Saudi, Kuwait authorise shared oil field restart from Sunday

The two countries reached an agreement in December to resume production at the so-called 'Neutral Zone'.

 Saudi, Kuwait authorise shared oil field restart from Sunday

Middle East

Kuwaiti makeup artist slammed for posting blackface photo

Ghadeer Sultan insists she is not racist and refuses to delete blackface photos, saying is showcasing her talent.

Kuwaiti makeup artist slammed for posting blackface photo

GCC

GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis

Riyadh summit's final statement echoes need for cooperation as officials say mediation efforts to resolve rift continue.

GCC summit calls for unity amid hopes of easing Gulf crisis

GCC

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Recent developments point to a possible thaw in relations between the blockading Gulf countries and Qatar.

40th GCC summit: The beginning of reconciliation?

Football

Qatar to play UAE in Doha amid signs of thaw in Gulf dispute

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain to take part in this year's Gulf Cup in Qatar, raising hopes of end to Gulf dispute.

Qatar to play UAE in Doha amid signs of thaw in Gulf dispute

Middle East

Kuwait's government submits resignation

Resignation comes after Kuwaiti legislators submitted a motion for a no-confidence vote against interior minister.

Kuwait's government submits resignation

GCC

Kuwait's emir: Gulf dispute 'no longer acceptable or tolerable'

In his first address since medical treatment in US, Sheikh Sabah said ongoing regional dispute has weakened GCC unity.

Kuwait's emir: Gulf dispute 'no longer acceptable or tolerable'